're talking with author and columnist melanie phillips. matthew in silverdale, washington, please go ahead with your question or comment. matthew, you still with us? matthew is no longer with us. mark in kingston, new hampshire. >> caller: yes, hi, ms. phillips. you truly, truly are a brilliant person and a very, very interesting to listen to. and i find it difficult disagreeing with anything you say. however, i am a little bit concerned earlier in the program you said something about how while america has the history of slavery, of the institution of slavery where we don't have that in great britain, and i know you didn't mean that how it sounded. as you know better than i, at the time slavery, the institution took hold in this country, these were all british colonies, these were all british subjects. >> guest: ah. >> caller: let's look at india, the treatment of natives in india and black africa. britain is one of my idols. there's so many institutions in this country that are british, and this is not a knock. but let's just not forget because i know you didn't mean that how it sounded.